Purchase these materials set to learn about the
rapidly-advancing implementation of the voter-enacted Massachusetts law that
authorizes state licensing of companies to produce and sell marijuana products
for medical purposes.
The regulatory system that is being developed and implemented by the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health to review applications and grant
licenses to “dispensaries” are discussed
The materials also address the various responses by municipalities
to affect the location, operation, and impact of dispensaries through zoning
bylaws and ordinances, health regulations, and negotiated host community
agreements. Additionally the legal issues facing dispensary operators in
this initial “roll-out’ period, including state licensing, municipal permitting,
private leases and site agreements for facility locations, and financial
operations for such entities, given the uncertain status of such operations
under federal law is also addressed.
- Overview of the medical marijuana statute, state regulations, and the
implementation of the dispensary application and licensing system.
Regulation at the municipal level, through zoning bylaws/ordinances, health
regulations, and negotiated agreements.
- Legal issues faced by dispensary
operators, including obtaining state licenses and municipal permits, determining
appropriate locations, negotiating leases, and addressing operational issues.
Department of Public Health
Patricia A. Cantor
Kopelman and Paige,
Adam D. Fine
Vicente Sederberg, LLC